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How to Track Your Period and Why It’s Important

We know your menstrual cycle can be both a blessing and a curse — sometimes literally. Pliny the Elder once said, for example, that the living things that come in contact with periods are poisoned! You may find yourself feeling the same, as…
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The Importance of Getting a Mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means you’re probably already seeing pink ribbons everywhere — reminding us how important it is to get regular mammograms for breast cancer screening.  Most medical professionals advise…

What Are Pessary Fittings and Why You Might Need Them?

You might not have heard of pessaries before, but they’ve been around in one form or another for centuries. These small, removable devices are inserted into the vagina to provide non-surgical relief for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). They are…

LEEP 101

Short for loop electrosurgical excision procedure, LEEP is a process in which an electrically heated wire loop is used to remove tissue from a woman’s lower genital tract. The thin wire loop acts as a surgical knife, removing a small layer…

How Does a Colposcopy Work?

Sure, it's a complicated word to spell and pronounce. But a colposcopy is also a beneficial test your healthcare provider may employ to view your cervix—the opening to your uterus—and vagina more closely than is possible during a typical…
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All About Vaginal Hysterectomies

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus — one of the most commonly performed surgeries in women. In fact, it's estimated that one in nine women will undergo this procedure, which is performed to treat conditions such as: Fibroids …